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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Paul Whiting specializes in orthopedic trauma surgery. As a member of UW Health's Trauma Surgery team, he treats a wide range of fractures involving the lower extremity, pelvis/hip and upper extremity. Dr. Whiting’s expertise also includes treatment of post-traumatic complications, such as non-union, mal-union/deformity and infection.


Orthopedic Surgery

Trauma (Orthopedic Surgery)


University Hospital
(608) 263-0333 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Residency Tufts University Affiliated Hospitals, Boston, MA
Internship Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Medical School Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Whiting's research interests include pelvic and acetabular fracture surgery, orthopadic trauma in the Developing World, polytrauma, complications of orthopedic trauma and orthopedic trauma education and training.

PubMed Articles
Childs BR Breslin MA Nguyen MP Simske NM Whiting PS Vasireddy A Vallier HA Implementation of a mobile app for trauma education: results from a multicenter study. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open . 2020;5(1):e000452
[PubMed ID: 32548309]
Lund EA Samtani R Winston M Anderson PA Whiting PS O'Toole RV Hetzel S Doro CJ Association of Perioperative Computed Tomography Hounsfield Units and Failure of Femoral Neck Fracture Fixation. J Orthop Trauma . 2020 May 18;
[PubMed ID: 32433076]
Shaw JT Whalen CJ Mitchell J 4th Siy AB Simske NM Doro CJ Goodspeed DC Lang GJ Whiting PS Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Carrier Rate in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Orthop Trauma . 2020 Jan;34(1):1-7
[PubMed ID: 31851113]
Whiting PS Galat DD Zirkle LG Shaw MK Galat JD Risk Factors for Infection After Intramedullary Nailing of Open Tibial Shaft Fractures in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. J Orthop Trauma . 2019 Jun;33(6):e234-e239
[PubMed ID: 30702501]
Siy AB Lins LA Dahm JS Shaw JT Simske NM Noonan KJ Whiting PS Availability of global health opportunities in North American Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Programmes. J Child Orthop . 2018 Dec 1;12(6):640-646
[PubMed ID: 30607213]
Attum B Douleh DG Whiting PS Dodd AC Shen MS Lakomkin N Obremskey WT Sethi MK Management of Femoral Defects Greater Than 5 cm Following Open Femur Fractures: A 12-Year Retrospective Review. J Surg Orthop Adv . Fall 2018;27(3):203-208
[PubMed ID: 30489245]
Thakore RV Francois EL Nwosu SK Attum B Whiting PS Siuta MA Benvenuti MA Smith AK Shen MS Mousavi I Obremskey WT Sethi MK The Gustilo-Anderson classification system as predictor of nonunion and infection in open tibia fractures. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg . 2017 Oct;43(5):651-656
[PubMed ID: 27658943]
Attum B Douleh D Whiting PS White-Dzuro GA Dodd AC Shen MS Mir HR Obremskey WT Sethi MK Outcomes of Distal Femur Nonunions Treated With a Combined Nail/Plate Construct and Autogenous Bone Grafting. J Orthop Trauma . 2017 Sep;31(9):e301-e304
[PubMed ID: 28708782]
Whiting PS Rice CD Avilucea FR Bulka CM Shen MS Obremskey WT Sethi MK Patients at Increased Risk of Major Adverse Events Following Operative Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures: Inpatient versus Outpatient. J Wrist Surg . 2017 Aug;6(3):220-226
[PubMed ID: 28725504]
Whiting PS Anderson DR Galat DD Zirkle LG Lundy DW Mir HR State of Pelvic and Acetabular Surgery in the Developing World: A Global Survey of Orthopaedic Surgeons at Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) Hospitals. J Orthop Trauma . 2017 Jul;31(7):e217-e223
[PubMed ID: 28633152]
Whiting PS Mitchell PM Perdue AM Silverberg AJ Greenberg SE Thakore RV Sathiyakumar V Mir HR Obremskey WT Sethi MK Damage Control Plating in Open Tibial Shaft Fractures: A Cheaper and Equally Effective Alternative to Spanning External Fixation. J Surg Orthop Adv . Summer 2017;26(2):86-93
[PubMed ID: 28644119]
Whiting PS White-Dzuro GA Avilucea FR Dodd AC Lakomkin N Obremskey WT Collinge CA Sethi MK Body mass index predicts perioperative complications following orthopaedic trauma surgery: an ACS-NSQIP analysis. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg . 2017 Apr;43(2):255-264
[PubMed ID: 26879779]
Whiting PS Auston D Avilucea FR Ross D Archdeacon M Sciadini M Collinge CA Sagi HC Mir HR Negative Stress Examination Under Anesthesia Reliably Predicts Pelvic Ring Union Without Displacement. J Orthop Trauma . 2017 Apr;31(4):189-193
[PubMed ID: 28085692]
Attum B Douleh D Whiting PS White-Dzuro GA Dodd AC Shen MS Obremskey WT Sethi MK Outcomes of Distal Femur Nonunions Treated with a Combined Nail/Plate Construct and Autogenous Bone Grafting. J Orthop Trauma . 2016 Dec 26;
[PubMed ID: 28169937]
Avilucea FR Triantafillou K Whiting PS Perez EA Mir HR Suprapatellar Intramedullary Nail Technique Lowers Rate of Malalignment of Distal Tibia Fractures. J Orthop Trauma . 2016 Oct;30(10):557-60
[PubMed ID: 27218695]
Lakomkin N Sathiyakumar V Dodd AC Jahangir AA Whiting PS Obremskey WT Sethi MK Pre-operative labs: Wasted dollars or predictors of post-operative cardiac and septic events in orthopaedic trauma patients? Injury . 2016 Jun;47(6):1217-21
[PubMed ID: 26994519]
Avilucea FR Whiting PS Mir H Posterior Fixation of APC-2 Pelvic Ring Injuries Decreases Rates of Anterior Plate Failure and Malunion. J Bone Joint Surg Am . 2016 Jun 1;98(11):944-51
[PubMed ID: 27252439]
Whiting PS Jahangir AA Thromboembolic Disease After Orthopedic Trauma. Orthop Clin North Am . 2016 Apr;47(2):335-44
[PubMed ID: 26772942]
Sathiyakumar V Avilucea FR Whiting PS Jahangir AA Mir HR Obremskey WT Sethi MK Risk factors for adverse cardiac events in hip fracture patients: an analysis of NSQIP data. Int Orthop . 2016 Mar;40(3):439-45
[PubMed ID: 26194916]
Whiting PS White-Dzuro GA Greenberg SE VanHouten JP Avilucea FR Obremskey WT Sethi MK Risk Factors for Deep Venous Thrombosis Following Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery: An Analysis of 56,000 patients. Arch Trauma Res . 2016 Mar;5(1):e32915
[PubMed ID: 27148502]